Georgia football player Devin Willock, staff member Chandler LeCroy killed in car crash

Two members of the Georgia Bulldogs football program had been killed in a car crash early Sunday and two others had been injured simply hours after the squad celebrated back-to-back nationwide championships.

The UGA Athletic Association recognized the victims of the car crash in Athens, Georgia, as offensive lineman Devin Willock, 20, and Chandler LeCroy, 24 – who was a member of the recruiting staff. The group stated two others who had been injured had been in secure situation. They weren’t instantly recognized.


Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock runs blocks throughout the CFP National Championship recreation in opposition to the TCU Horned Frogs on Jan. 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
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“The whole Georgia household is devastated by the tragic lack of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy. Two different members of the football program had been injured in the accident. They are each in secure situation, and we are going to proceed to watch their standing with medical personnel,” the UGA Athletic Association stated in an announcement.

“Devin and Chandler had been two particular individuals who meant a lot to the University of Georgia, our football program and our athletic division. We ask that everybody maintain their households in your prayers throughout this very troublesome time.

Devin Willock #77 of the Georgia Bulldogs at the in action against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Athens, Georgia.

Devin Willock #77 of the Georgia Bulldogs on the in motion in opposition to the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Athens, Georgia.
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“The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical staff in addition to our psychological well being and efficiency personnel to verify we’re offering one of the best assist doable for our staff and student-athletes who’re processing this grief. We can present no additional remark presently however ask everybody to proceed to maintain these concerned in your prayers.”


Willock was a passenger in an SUV that crashed in Athens round 2:45 am native time, police stated. The car was touring in the skin lane of the highway when it left the roadway and struck two energy poles and a number of other timber, in response to authorities.

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Willock was lifeless on the scene. LeCroy, who was the motive force, was transported to the hospital the place she later died, in response to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bulldogs' Devin Willock after the Arkansas Razorbacks game on Oct.  2, 2021, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

Bulldogs’ Devin Willock after the Arkansas Razorbacks recreation on Oct. 2, 2021, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.
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Willock, a redshirt sophomore from New Milford, New Jersey, was a backup offensive lineman on the Bulldogs who performed in each common season recreation. He additionally performed in the SEC Championship and in each College Football Playoff video games.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart launched an announcement on Willock and LeCroy’s passing.

“We are all heartbroken and devastated with the lack of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy,” Smart stated in an announcement. “Devin was an impressive younger man in each means and was at all times smiling. He was an awesome teammate and a pleasure to teach. Chandler was a worthwhile member of our football staff and introduced unbelievable perspective and power each single day. We grieve with their households for this tragic loss and can assist them in each means doable.”


Georgia celebrated their most up-to-date nationwide championship on Saturday.

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